Obituaries

Wilma H. Smith

Wilma H. Smith, 92, of Brocton, died Saturday evening (March 25, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Cecelia R. Petrella

Cecelia R. Petrella, 95, of Sheridan, NY died Wednesday morning March 22, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Sheridan on February 4, 1922, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Ortolano) Pagano. Cecelia was a lifelong area resident who ...

Leonard (Lenny) Pegelow

Leonard (Lenny) Pegelow, 60, Brocton, originally from Silver Creek and Fredonia, passed away unexpectedly March 7, 2017 at the hospital. In his younger years, Leonard worked the grapes, he also worked briefly at the Ford plant, but most of his life, he was a steel worker. Leonard loved ...

Karen A. Loehr

GOWANDA — Karen A. Loehr age 66 Friday March 24, 2017 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY following a courageous battle with leukemia surrounded by family. Born January 5, 1951 in Gowanda the daughter of Henry and Kathryn "Joyce" (Ondus) Kaluza. Survivors include 2 ...

Lorena Schmidt

Lorena Schmidt died Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Cape Coral, FL. Born June 13, 1909, she was 107. She moved to Cape Coral in 1966 from Dunkirk, NY where she taught elementary school for 38 years. She taught at Cape Coral Elementary School from 1966 to 1977. A devoted teacher, she influenced ...

David M. Herlong

David M. Herlong, 73, of Dunkirk NY, died peacefully March 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. A celebration of life will be held TODAY at LARSONTIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave. in Fredonia, NY from 68 p.m., followed with prayers by Father Dan Walsh at 8 p.m. Online condolences may be ...

Cheryl A. Estes

Cheryl A. Estes died Friday, March 24, 2017 after a long illness. She was of 10740 Rt. 20 in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete, and a date and time for the service will be announced by Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Ripley N.Y.

Sandra E. Wickmark

Sandra E. Wickmark, 84, of Jamestown, passed away 12:15 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family. A lifelong area resident, she was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Jamestown, NY a daughter of the late Ralph K. and Ellen M. Johnson ...

Sylvia Greco

Sylvia Greco, 84, of Fredonia passed away at Brooks Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Sylvia was born on January 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Sam and Lena (Bardo) Ubaney. A Fredonia resident all her life, she was a graduate of Fredonia High ...

Karen A. Loehr

GOWANDA - Karen A. Loehr, age 66, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, after a courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by family. Born Jan. 5, 1951 in Gowanda, the daughter of Henry and Kathryn âJoyceã (Ondus) Kaluza. Karen graduated ...

David M. Herlong

David M. Herlong, 73, of Dunkirk, NY, died peacefully March 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 1, 1943 to the late Zackie and Pearl Herlong in Columbia, LA. David was a longtime engineer for Bechtel Corporation, working throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He was an ...

Kenneth A. Bera

Kenneth A. "Yogi" Bera, 63, of Dunkirk died Wednesday evening (March 22, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1953 in Dunkirk, the son of Dorothy (Roesler) Bera of Portland and the late John Bera. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, ...

Frederick J. Henderson

Frederick J. Henderson "Mickey," 69, of Dunkirk, NY passed away early Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Gowanda Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Retired from H. Olsen & Son Paving, where he worked 30+ years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and going to social clubs. He is ...

Cheryl A. Ester

Cheryl A. Ester died Friday, March 24, 2017 after a long illness. She was of 10740 Route 20 in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete, and a date and time for the service will be announced by Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Ripley, N.Y.

Frances M. Favata

Frances M. Favata, 82, of Fredonia, NY, died Thursday afternoon, March 23, 2017 surrounded by friends and family. A memorial service will follow at a later date.

JoAnna Smith

JoAnna Smith, 85, of Angola, formally of Cherry Creek, NY, entered into rest March 22, 2017. She was born April 3, 1931 in Cherry Creek, NY, to Grayson and Burnadette (Kilpatrick) Dow. She joins her parents; daughter Kathleen Smith; and siblings William and Gorden Dow, Virginia Storey and ...

David M. Herlong

David M. Herlong, 73, of Dunkirk, NY, died peacefully March 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 1, 1943 to the late Zachie and Pearl Herlong in Columbia, LA. David was a longtime engineer for Bechtel Corporation, working throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He was an avid ...

Cecelia R. Petrella

Cecelia R. Petrella, 95, of Sheridan, NY, died Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hole- Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY.

Kenneth A. Bera

Kenneth A. "Yogi" Bera, 63, of Dunkirk died Wednesday evening (March 22, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

John C. Seibert

John C. Seibert, 62 years of age, of Two Rivers, WI, passed away on March 1 due to complications of open heart surgery. He was working in construction management, previously in demolition. John was born April 24, 1954 in Silver Creek, NY. He graduated from Silver Creek High and SUNY ...